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December 8, 2020

How a Lean Culture Led to Collaboration with the Largest Companies in the World

One of the continual pursuits in business is to deliver greater value to the customer.  At UMP we have done this for over 40 years.  One of the key mechanisms that we have used in order to deliver superior quality products   is through the implementation of lean manufacturing.  Since the late 1990’s this has been an intentional […]
December 8, 2020

Arizona Data Centers

Many large scale data center providers now have facilities in the East Mesa Technology Park as well as the Goodyear, Arizona and Surprise region. These projects are in part, no doubt, to the great work done back in 2013 by the Arizona Data Center Coalition, in helping to get AZ HB 2009 passed and put into A.R.S. […]
November 1, 2018

Three Principles for Successful Data Center Project Delivery

Principles of Successful Data Center Project Delivery are discussed in “Voices of the Industry”.  “Voices of the Industry” is Data Center Frontier’s weekly column featuring guest articles by data center executives on the front lines of innovation and market dynamics.  This week’s article is a contribution from UMP’s Global Director for Strategy, Harold Simmons, in which he […]
July 1, 2018

Indirect Evaporative Cooling Solutions for Data Centers

In the last couple of years or so other manufacturers have begun to emphasize their indirect evaporative cooling solution for data centers.  This is a common business cycle that is taking place.  An innovative solution begins to have broader appeal in a vertical market and as a result companies begin to try to catch the technology wave […]
June 22, 2016

The Design Assist Program: Indirect & Direct Evaporative Cooling for Data Centers

As data center operators around the world seek to improve their overall PUE rating many are turning to energy efficient methods of cooling. One of the most strategic ways for data centers to lower their PUE and reduce their OPEX is by applying indirect direct evaporative cooling strategy. In addition to the already existing program to help […]
November 9, 2015

AFCOM Arizona Luncheon at UMP

AFCOM Arizona, a local chapter of the leading national association for data center and facilities management, recently hosted a panel discussion luncheon at UMP.  Under the title, The Silicon Desert, a select group of distinguished panelists, addressed the present and the future state of big data trends in Arizona.   Pictured Below from left to Right:  Moderator Rob […]
September 18, 2015

Data Center Frontier’s Executive Roundtable ends with a focus on Data Center Cooling

Data Center Frontier’s Executive Roundtable ends with a focus on Data Center Cooling Yesterday, Data Center Frontier concluded their inaugural Data Center Executive Roundtable, a quarterly feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the current state and the future of the data center industry. The Global Director of Strategy from UMP (United Metal Products), Harold Simmons,  was asked […]
September 15, 2015

UMP Participates in Data Center Frontier’s Executive Roundtable

UMP recently contributed to the Data Center Frontier’s Executive Roundtable for 3Q, 2015, called “The State of the Data Center”. Data Center Executive Roundtable is a quarterly feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the data center industry, and where it is headed. In this inaugural 3Q, 2015 roundtable, UMP’s Global Director of […]
June 22, 2015

The Art and Science of High Efficiency Data Center Cooling

As a manufacturer, who provides some of the largest data centers in the world with energy efficient cooling solutions, it is  evident that the data center industry has become one of the most energy conscious sectors in business (contra the  James Glanz New York Times Piece).  The UMP design team regularly meets with very large data center […]
June 20, 2015

Total Cost of Ownership for Data Center Cooling Equipment: A Third Component in the Metric

In a mature industry it is easy to assume that there is not much differentiation between the top suppliers.  The HVAC industry is one of the market sectors in the global economy that is fairly mature and has a lot of competitors.  How are owners, engineers, and contractors to differentiate between the various suppliers?   Often times […]